Issue 521: Black Coffee: ‘Streaming Service for African Music is Ready’; Music Piracy Remains a Problem in the Spotify Era

Blog, Music, Streaming

Black Coffee says his streaming service for African music is ready
Black Coffee says his streaming service for African music is readywww.joe.co.uk
In his own words, producer Black Coffee is “dismantling an industry” and starting again by introducing his own streaming service for African music.

Apple buys streaming analytics firm Asaii to bolster Apple Music recommendations, report says
Apple buys streaming analytics firm Asaii to bolster Apple Music recommendations, report saysappleinsider.com
According to an unconfirmed report published Sunday, Apple recently purchased music analytics startup Asaii in an effort to further refine Apple Music recommendations and better integrate with up-and-coming artists.

This Record Label Is What The Future Of Music Business Looks Like
This Record Label Is What The Future Of Music Business Looks Likewww.forbes.com
In the new music industry, there’s room for everybody.

Music Piracy Remains a Problem in the Spotify Era
Music Piracy Remains a Problem in the Spotify Erawww.wsj.com
Even as on-demand streaming has helped the music business grow, piracy rates remain high, according to a trade group.

Amazon Prime Video Streaming Coldplay Concert Tour Doc
Amazon Prime Video Streaming Coldplay Concert Tour Docwww.mediaplaynews.com

Coldplay Oct. 12 announced the pending release of documentary concert film A Head Full of Dreams, that will be available to stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the U.K., U.S., Australia and New Zealand on Nov. 16, with local language versions available globally soon after.

Top Wall Street Analyst Says Spotify's Label Renegotiations Are "Less Significant Than Most Investors Believe"
Top Wall Street Analyst Says Spotify's Label Renegotiations Are "Less Significant Than Most Investors Believe"www.digitalmusicnews.com
Spotify’s renegotiations with the major music labels are happening next year.  But now, another hotshot Wall Street analyst doesn’t seem too concerned.

Blockchain Platform Utopia Music Acquires ISPY Group to Open Untapped Revenue
Blockchain Platform Utopia Music Acquires ISPY Group to Open Untapped Revenuecoinjournal.net
Utopia Music, a blockchain-powered music data tracking platform, has acquired ISPY Group to open up avenues of untapped revenue in the music industry.

Drake is the most streamed artist in Spotify history
Drake is the most streamed artist in Spotify historywww.thefader.com

Spotify announced that Drake is the most streamed artist of all time.

Celebrating a Decade of Discovery on Spotify
Celebrating a Decade of Discovery on Spotifynewsroom.spotify.com

It’s been 10 years since Spotify officially launched for fans—and new music and artist discovery has never been the same.

Sennheiser’s Latest Headphones Have Been Designed for Magic Leap
Sennheiser’s Latest Headphones Have Been Designed for Magic Leapvariety.com
The German headphone maker is embracing augmented listening.

No Deal Brexit could prevent Brits from accessing Spotify in Europe
No Deal Brexit could prevent Brits from accessing Spotify in Europewww.factmag.com
Britons could be prevented from accessing their online entertainment accounts when travelling within the EU under a No Deal Brexit.